Father died on hospital bathroom floor after doctors failed to give him life-saving drugs

Father died on hospital bathroom floor after doctors failed to give him life-saving drugs Edward McKean, 52, died on bathroom floor at University Hospital CoventryHad undergone surgery to remove a benign brain tumour three weeks earlier He died of a pulmonary embolism – a blood clot in the pulmonary arteryHad not received vital blood-thinning drugs which could have saved himInquest heard junior doctor missed the drugs off his medication chart'Neglect' contributed to death and doctors missed opportunities to save him By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 09:40 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:32 GMT, 2 April 2013 Edward McKean, 52, died after doctors failed to notice he was not receiving vital drugs A father-of-three died on the bathroom floor of a hospital after a junior doctor left life-saving drugs off his medication chart, an inquest has heard.

Night-time trips to the loo cut our productivity by a quarter, research shows

Night-time trips to the loo cut our productivity: Workers who get up carry out a quarter less work Those with nocturia lose 24% productivity at workSufferers have to wake up once or more at night to urinate By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:11 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:12 GMT, 18 March 2013 People who get up to go to the toilet in the middle of the night are less productive in work than those who sleep throughout, research suggests.

Spain and Israel top the European life expectancy league, while Britain lags behind in 19th place

Spain and Israel top the European life expectancy league, while Britain lags behind in 19th place Spanish women live the longest – an average of 85 years, compared to British women's 82.6 yearsIsraeli men live the longest – an average of 80.1 years, compared to 78.4 years for British menRussia and Kyrgyzstan have lowest life expectancies says that although average life expectancy is rising across the region, increasing by five years since 1980 to reach 76 in 2010, major inequities are found between men and women and between countries.

Young mother spends her first healthy Christmas with children as double-lung transplant gives her a second chance at life

'I think of my donor all the time,' says grateful young mother whose double lung transplant has given her a second chance at life Mother of two Natalie Kerr, 31, spent Christmas 2011 hooked up to an oxygen machineFormer nurse was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension four years agoPotentially fatal condition means blood and oxygen can't get to the lungs But her life was saved thanks to a double lung transplant By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 15:43 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:43 GMT, 2 January 2013 Just over a year ago, Natalie Kerr thought her two young children would be spending this Christmas without her.

The baby diagnosed with lethal heart condition after photos showed he was turning blue

Saved by a photo shoot: Baby diagnosed with lethal heart condition after family got their snaps back – and realised he was turning blue Danny Davies looked slightly purple when he was born, but doctors assumed he was simply bruised by his arrivalHad professional pictures taken of him at just a few weeks oldWhen the snaps came back, his parents noticed the purple blotches had worsenedTests reveled he had low oxygen levels caused by rare heart defect | UPDATED: 16:36 GMT, 18 December 2012 When Neil and Fran Davies booked a professional photography session, they had hoped to get treasured family snaps of their son Danny at just a few weeks old.

Asthma drug "cut attacks by a fifth" even for those with sever form of the disease

Asthma drug 'cut attacks by a fifth' even for those with severe form of the disease | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 16 September 2012 A DRUG that reduces the number of asthma attacks by more than a fifth could offer hope to hundreds of thousands of patients who suffer from the most severe form of the debilitating lung disease.

Killer virus warning for British tourists who visited Yosemite National Park after two people die

Killer virus warning for British tourists who visited Yosemite National Park after two people die | UPDATED: 10:01 GMT, 3 September 2012 The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is contacting Britons who may have visited the United States national park at the centre of an outbreak of a deadly virus that has killed two people.

Need a cigarette? How going for a jog could ease your cravings

Need a cigarette How going for a jog could ease your cravings Exercise may serve as a good distraction while also boosting a person's mood, say experts | UPDATED: 08:06 GMT, 27 August 2012 Beat those cravings: Jogging may prove a good distraction from smoking Smokers who are trying to cut down or quit should work out the next time their cravings threaten to overcome them, say researchers.